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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Forge World Dark Eldar Reaper begins construction


I got the Reaper out of its package and immediately noticed something different!  This is not the same Forge World resin I've been dealing with over the years.  First there is effectively zero mold release.  I've washed them up since this shot and there was no evidence of mold release at all.  Second they are not brittle or stiff at all.  The texture is much more like vinyl than resin.  Its very shiny and bendable.  The Enhanced Aether Sails are actually kind of floppy!  There are some familiar points like... the huge blocks and thick resin channels but the pieces are so flexible that I feared I was going to break the join between the Reaper Cannon and the fill block. 

I'll start the actual cleaning a little later today.  I'm very interested to see how this will respond to tools and... how well it holds paint... I've had trouble with Anime Vinyl kits holding paint in the past so I'm curious.  If it holds well I may just like this new stuff.  Its softer than the other formula but having some degree of flex in the parts may make them less fragile.

I've also included a picture of some filler projects that will keep me occupied while the Reaper bits dry, or for when I just want a break from the Reaper.  There is a Foundry Fantasy Orc a couple of Tomb Swarms and the third objective counter for my dark Angels using the Space Marine casualties and.. a couple of pugilistic snotlings courtesy of Foundry Fantasy.

The filler projects were chosen because I found them while doing figure inventory after my move... they were out of their packages so got dropped on the pile!

10 comments:

  1. I'm a little worried about the lack of 'memory' for some of the larger pieces I hope they are not too floppy! Other than that clean up was very nice the stuff is soft enough to easily carve and the huge filler channels... that I must normally saw off... were easily snippable.

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  3. Looks like I have to post as anonymous.

    So... just gonna say another random comment...

    ORKS AND SNOTS!

    ~ Garthraka!

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  4. Doh!

    Wait till you get a good look at the snots on the new objective counter.... muahahahaha!

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  5. Interestingly the primer seems to have stiffened up the Enhanced Aether Sail a bit.... scary

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  6. How's the Reaper coming? Paint holding good on the sails? You mentioned it was stiffened so I'm curious! hahaha

    WAAAAAGH!

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  7. I should have some Reaper shots up later tonight. The Hull is coming along as is the main gun and the decks. I haven't moved beyond primer for the sail yet but should start the actual painting of it this evening. The sail is very thin where it attaches to the booms so I remain a little cautious of it.

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  8. I seem to be having some camera fail! It'll be a bit longer on those WiPs... not too much though!

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